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Poster Design for the Bollywood-Special 'Eyes On... Bollywood' in Graz/Austria in 2007
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My renditions of some popular Filipino folk lore characters. From top to bottom and left to right: Kapre, Manananggal, Tikbalang, Aswang, White Lady, Duwende,

Descriptions:

Kapre - A giant, dark & hairy man-like creature said to live in big old trees (preferably the Balete tree), often depicted smoking a big cigar. Kapres are said to show themselves to people who wander close to their home trees and territories. Sometimes even striking conversations with unknowing people.

Manananggal - A cursed woman said to have sold her self to evil powers and transforms herself at night time when she pours mystic oil on herself. She is said to grow wings and grotesquely separates her torso from her lower half and flies into the night hunting for wandering people. Is also said to frequent secluded places which have women, children and new born babies which are her main prey.

Tikbalang - A being said to be half horse, half man meaning having the size and head and some limbs of a horse but with the torso of a strong man. They are very tall and often troublesome. They are said to abduct women and children and often fall in love with beautiful, young maidens and are said to even court them to win their hearts. They can also change their appearance to increase their chances of snagging their beloved female prey. And abduct them when they have gained their trust.

Aswang - Probably the most famous of Filipino mythical creatures and also the most feared. They are cursed creatures said to live among humans as humans. Often living secluded lives but also interact with humans when given the chance. They are described as animorphing beings. Able to change into unassuming animals such as dogs, birds and wild pigs. But at night they change into their most fearful forms. Ugly, grotesque and monster-like appearances. They possess superhuman strength and agility. They are stealthy and often hunt for pregnant women and babies. The scariest rumors about them is that they go on to the roofs of homes where pregnant people live and the stick their syringe-like tongues into small crevices on the roofs and stick it into the pregnant prey's stomach and suck the unborn baby into it. Like a mosquito sucking blood from our skin.

White Lady - These beings are a common supernatural being in many parts of the world. Other cultures just have different names for them. In the Philippines they're called just as how they're seen. As white ladies. Often described as woman-like beings with long black hair and wearing white, flowing night gowns. Many say they are spirits of women who suffered agonizing deaths forever looking for justice and often appearing near where they died. Others say they are just evil earth spirits roaming around and causing accidents. They often show up on dark roads and streets to unsuspecting motorist causing tragic accidents.

Duwende - English translation would be "Dwarf" or "Dwarves". They are earth spirits that are small in stature and live in densely vegetated places like forest and old vacant lots. They are said to be harmless beings unless they are disturbed or their territories disrespected. They are said to put magical curses on people who disturb them. Everything from warts to unexplainable illness. But they are also said to bring good luck and fortune to people who befriend them.

Barang or Mambabarang - Also known as Mangkukulam or witch in english. These beings are said to be cursed, evil people. Often female. They put curses on people they are angry at or even just for fun. Their curses are often torture-like and deadly.
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I've been seeing lots of crickets around lately. They are one of the few insects that don't give me the creeps and I thought, "Why are there no cricket superheroes?" Probably because the cricket can't do anything much on the cool side. Doesn't climb walls, shoot webs etc. But MAN can those little things JUMP! This guy, The Cricketeer, can jump like a mile when he really has to. He has slightly tougher skin than most humans. About as tough as plywood maybe. Seemed like the right toughness to be in proportion to a carapace. He can also tell what the weather is going to do before it happens...hm, there's his alter ego right there. TV weatherman! I don't know if thats a real ability of the insect but there are rumors about it. And he can produce a loud chirping noise that can stun bad guys. Or annoy coworkers. Whichever is needed. Although, if he did it around his coworkers it would defeat the whole secret identity thing so scratch that. Oh yeah, he can communicate with real crickets.

Not an epic hero but a fun one.
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An almost finished oil painting...just the fins to work on I think.
um, its just a fish taking a stroll...or a giant leap in evolution...or is he standing there contemplating the meaning of life?

Well, I'm sure it will all make sense once I've finished the painting right ? ;)
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The gods, they are not pleased D:

Giftie in waterpaints for :icondestorarc: I believe he almost squeezed the pneumonia out of me when he thanked me for it (yesh he's here now, leaving with him tomorrow)
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. . .Technically a Sphinx isn't part of the 50 Fantasy Creatures Challenge. Which is why I'm not adding it to the list.

Actually I was looking up Mummies and Pharaohs and the like when I inadvertantly found myself in the Greek Sphinx section of wikipedia.

About an hour later and this is done. . .and I'm now in the Naiad section. :XD: Boy I could use some Ridalin. . .

What started this was the fact that, despite Sphinxes having plenty of sculptures and showing up in a lot of paintings, it's never shown in flight.

It's also depicted as having a woman's torso ever so slightly as well; just enough to show some boobage. :O Those poor Greeks. . .

For this, I tried to stick to a Greek painting style in the face and the flow. And God knows Greek paintings f-ing flow.

(c) Moi

Man it was hard figuring out how to categorize this.
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Gift. :)
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Just a close friend wanted to pose for me when I wanted to draw a kitty princess, but found out she was actually at least as pretty as any kitty princess I could ever imagine ^-^
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:iconlooolplz: My mind is so dirty

im just havin fun on mah mod blog on tumblr [link] drop on by and ask me stuff :D
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Fucking around. Painted a character on the rear bit of the leedy skate park today with then came home and did this out of boredom. I don't really like this, but yeah I guess a lot of learning to paint is learning how to deal with fucked cans etc

Stay away from ironlak appliance white, it's terrible. I wanna believe the halloween is useable, but it's fucking difficult. The black I was using tended to spray flecks out to the side and even the grey was too thin and dripped. I guess doors aren't the best to paint with anyway.

By the way yeah the nose is funny :) It was meant to be a bit of a bite of hagar's abstractish faces but yeah it didn't really work.
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